Initial Values and Income Convergence: Do "The Poor Stay Poor"?
A panel data estimation finds a high speed of income convergence among the U.S. states. However, initial incomes show a pattern which is difficult to explain by the estimated model. A simulation study shows that this pattern can be explained much more naturally when we assume that true convergence is slow. © 2004 President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Volume (Year): 86 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
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